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" It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. "
The Life of Stephen A. Douglas - Page 508
by James Washington Sheahan - 1860 - 528 pages
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The Congressional Globe, Volume 31

United States. Congress - Law - 1861
...irrepressible conflict, and who, in the dilemma or alternative of this conflict, were resolved that " the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations of Louisiana, should ultimately be tilled by free labor," had obtained power and place in the common Government of...
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The Church

1862
...I can and must do it." Speaking of "free labour and slave labour as antagonistic systems," he says, "It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labour nation." Again, how significant are his words, "Correct your own error, that slavery has...
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Eminent Americans: Comprising Brief Biographies of the Leading ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - History - 1855 - 266 pages
...irrepressible conflict between opposing and endur1 ing forces, and it means that the United States must aud will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slave-holding nation or entirely a free labor nation. " Thus spake William H. Seward at Rochester in 1858, after alluding to the constant...
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A Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ...

Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives - Florida - 1859
...native or foreign, is not enslaved only because ho cannot yet be reduced to bondage ; one who says thera is an " irrepressible conflict" between " opposing...United States must and will, sooner or later, become entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free labor nation. This is the enlightened theory and...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 43

Conrad Swackhamer - United States - 1859
...the United States become entirely a slave-holding nation, or entirely a free labor nation, and that either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations of Louisiana must be ultimately tilled by free labor, and Charleston and New York become marts for legitimate merchandise...
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Southern Wealth and Northern Profits, as Exhibited in Statistical Facts and ...

Thomas Prentice Kettell - Slavery - 1860 - 173 pages
...may compare with a paragraph in his speech in the United States Senate, Feb. 29, 1860. October, 1858. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. February, 1860. "The whole sovereignty upon domestic concerns within the Union is divided between us...
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Life of Stephen A. Douglas, United States Senator from Illinois: With His ...

Henry Martyn Flint - Campaign biography - 1860 - 187 pages
...doctrine that free States and slave States cannot perma_nently exist in the same republic. He said : "It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing...slaveholding nation or entirely a free-labor nation." The opposing conflict is between the States ; the Union cannot remain as it now is, part free and part...
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Public Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed at the General Assembly

Tennessee - Session laws - 1860
...the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a Iree- labor nation. Either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations...
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Acts of the state of tennessee passed by the general assembly

1860
...the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a Iree- labor nation. Either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina, and the sugar plantations...
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Southern Wealth and Northern Profits, as Exhibited in Statistical Facts and ...

Thomas Prentice Kettell - Slavery - 1860 - 173 pages
...may compare with a paragraph in his speech in the United States Senate, Feb. 29, 1860. October, 1858. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a tree-labor nation. February, 1860. "The whole sovereignty upon domestic concerns within the Union is...
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